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4 people found this helpful  

No recognition no matter the effort, no opportunities - beware!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I worked at Forrester Research

Pros

Good name to have on your resume. Fun, intelligent people to work with, relaxed working environment

Cons

Very few opportunities for advancement/promotions, while on the surface it seems to be the case that there are many. Forrester is a highly political place (even though this is only typical of a much larger company) - you can only win if you know the game and play by the rules. There is an unbelievable amount of red-tape to jump through in order to accomplish the smallest task (at the expense of productivity and quality), and employees are encouraged to invent more "processes" in order to receive praise/promotions, which is extremely counterproductive. The HR department is bloated with unnecessary made-up positions. The turn-over is very high, no doubt due to inadequate level of compensation compared to other similar companies, and no appreciation whatsoever for the hard effort and the extra hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slash half of HR, reduce the number of processes and instead focus on the quality of deliverables.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A factory for information with uneven quality by topic and a sweatshop sales mentality toward analysts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forrester Research

    Pros

    Many intelligent people working there
    Still has a good reputation

    Cons

    Current management is not up to the job and has turned the analysts into sales people in response to revenue pressure. This is not a good fit for the kind of person who makes a good analyst.
    Sales staff uneven and often doesn't understand topic areas well enough to sell them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put George Colony back in charge and find a competent COO to help him restore the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    not forward thinking at all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forrester Research

    Pros

    i can be interesting work to do and flex time is ok. demands are unrealistic at times and it seems like sales job more than anything else

    Cons

    i expected more thought leadership here and just didn't see it. i wonder if the company really drinks its own kool aid when the systems in place are all outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better recruiters who can bring in smart people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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